March 19th, 2010
03:53 PM ET

Photo Spotlight: Kuchi elder

Members of Bravo company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment talk with a Kuchi village elder in Hutal located in Kandahar province this week. Kuchis are Afghan Pashtun nomads which make up approximately 40 percent of the population of Afghanistan.

U.S. Gen. Stanley McChrystal has said that Kandahar is his next target to be secured as part of Operation Moshtarak.

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  1. Devis Sri lanka

    May God lead every battalion to lead to success. and provide what these innocent civilians need in their daily ;life!!

    March 23, 2010 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
  2. William Sawyer

    This Gen. Stanley McChrystal is resume building. Who does he think he's kidding??

    March 23, 2010 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Peter Sawyer

    I think this General McChrystal is resume building!! The military isn’t going to win the hearts and minds of the Afghans. This region should fight the Taliban on their own and have our Troops come home where they belong. I don’t even think Obama keeps track of this war!

    March 22, 2010 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Daniel

    I'm beginning to believe it.

    March 21, 2010 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  5. Lennybaby

    I just wonder if this Gen. Stanley McChrystal isn't aspiring to become the next Dwight D. Eisenhower.

    March 21, 2010 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  6. Soldier

    Kuchis DO NOT make up 40% of the population of Afghanistan. Some provinces do have a significant Kuchi population, however, in total they do not equal 40% of the population.

    March 20, 2010 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Daniel

    Could this Gen.Stanley McChrystal be aspiring to become the next Dwight D. Eisehower,I wonder?Will he one day run for president?Quite interesting.

    March 19, 2010 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |